Menstrual hygiene in South Asia: a neglected issue for WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) programmes

@article{Mahon2010MenstrualHI,
  title={Menstrual hygiene in South Asia: a neglected issue for WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) programmes},
  author={Th{\'e}r{\`e}se Mahon and Maria Edvirgem Zeny Fernandes},
  journal={Gender \& Development},
  year={2010},
  volume={18},
  pages={113 - 99}
}
In total, women spend around six to seven years of their lives menstruating. A key priority for women and girls is to have the necessary knowledge, facilities and cultural environment to manage menstruation hygienically, and with dignity. Yet, the importance of menstrual hygiene management is mostly neglected by development practitioners within the WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) sector, and other related sectors such as reproductive health. This article explores the reasons why menstrual… 

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